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. >> protesters repeatedly disrupt the confirmation hearing of obama's nominee for cia director john brennan over his support for drones and the targeted killings of u.s. citizens. >> people that were standing up here today, i think they really have a misunderstanding of what we do as a government and the care we take, and the agony we go through to make sure we do not have any collateral injuries or deaths. >> 8 codepink protesters are arrested. we will speak with the group's founder who after returning from pakistan to protest drones, personally went to the house of john brennan, not on the door. he invited her in. we will find out what they talked about. you also speak with jeremy scahill, author of the forthcoming book and movied andirty wars," and melvin goodman, author of, "national insecurity: the cost of american militarism." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. john brennan, president of and is picked to head the cia, defended the administration's controversial counterterrorism policies during his senate co
lady michelle obama was on hand via satellite from the diplomatic room at the white house to give the presentation. white house photographer pete souza tweeted thought photo and the first lady is giving the honor. she sent a statement that in part read she's a movie lover and was honored to celebrate the artists who inspire us and our children. the first lady will join her husband and vice president and dr. jill biden in speaking today to the national governor's association in the state dining room. mrs. obama is going to ask that the governors work with her to help make it easier for returning veterans to transfer into civilian life. she wants states to pass laws or enact proposals that will help them get professional credentials or licenses without having to relearn or go through the motions of relearning the skill sets they already know. and that way they will be licensed for credentialed for civilian life. president obama discussed the collection of bipartisan governors from across the country last night. he asked for smart, common sense solutions to the challenges ahead in cr
boehner said, quote this is the wrong time for president obama to scrap his job's council and delay his budget. month after month we see the same thing, high unemployment and more debt. 12million americans are still unemployed and it's been that way for far too long. the president's advisers say it's also the wrong time for the threat to let across the board spending cuts take the place of a balanced approach to deficit reduction. the chairman of the president's council of economic advisers said, quote, today's report is a reminder of the importance of the need for congress to act to avoid self-inflicted wounds to the economy. on the plus side there was a jump in hiring despite the uncertainty washington faced as it flirted with going over the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. jon. jon: wendell goler at the white house krupb -fg some number crunching some numbers for us, thank you. jenna: for more of a look at the 7.9 unemployment rate we'll take a look a little bit of how the numbers really affect the average american. right now the labor department says there are nearly 12.5 millio
with attorney general for obama and bush racked up nearly 700 flighn fbi-sponsored luxury sets -- jets. supposedly needed for counter-terrorism. while no one thinks the ag and fbi director should be flying coach, none of these flights were for the intended purpose, and more than one-quarter were for personal reasons. meanwhile, everyone from the defense department to hhs to the mailman is saying these so-called drastic cuts septet take effect tomorrow will bring the economy crashing down around us. 85 billion other one year. and the last two months alone has 86 nap billion dollars. i don't see any of the sky falling. joining me now, president of citizens against government waste. what can we read of this waste? >> there are some of the entrenched constituencies in washington, it makes it extremely difficult to read of even the most obvious waste. as you recall, the first organization to identify pork-barrel projects within became known as earmarks' back in 1991. earmark moratorium finally took place in 2010. it takes years to rid of the most ridiculous and not be as waste. gerri: i jus
. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of us in lawmakers don't act quickly. we're talking about those forced budget cuts that take effect march 1st, slashing $85 billion from spending across the board this year. but with just ten days left, the consequences are backing more alarming. president obama outlined some of them today, told congress, let's make a deal while there is still some time. >> my door is open. i've put tough cuts and reforms on the table. i am willing to work with anybody to get this job done. none of us will get 100% of what we want. but nobody should want these cuts to go through because the last thing our families can afford right now is pain imposed unnecessarily by partisan recklessness and ideological rigid tea here in washington. visually, the president tried to make that point by having law enforcement officers standing behind him. many of them could lose their jobs. our joe johns is covering that with the different ways that the budget cuts could directly affect you. we also have renee marsh covering the potential cut and how it kol affect the fo
on facebook. >> a look now at the 2012 election with the top strategist for the romney and obama presidential campaigns. they this -- discussed the primaries, debates, the vice presidential candidate pick, third-party candidates and a number of other topics. the university of chicago institute of politics hosted this event in early february. ch what cuck todd moderates. -- white house correspondent choctaw moderates. [applause] >> good evening. i'm jaime sanchez, the student engagement chair for the student advisory council. we create excitement and political community involvement in many ways, helping provide avenues for this type of engagement across campus. it has become clear that getting involved in politics is important to fostering good citizens and leaders. many of our students were directly involved with the presidential campaigns of the past year. through internships and going door-to-door, advocating for their candidates. even more students were indirectly involved in the campaigns whether they tweeted, facebooked, everyone knew about the election. in reality, the campaign can beco
. it is groundhog day. let's get to what's happening out there right now. president obama shifting his focus back to the economy. a day after the dow closed above the 14,000 mark for the first time since before the financial crisis. >> we are poised to grow in 2013. and the real signs of progress. home prices are starting to climb again. car sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing is roaring back. our businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. and we just learned that our economy created more jobs over the last few months than economists originally thought. >> now, former senator scott brown says he will not run on a special senate election in massachusetts. it's a setback. republicans who hope to win the seat vacated by secretary of state john kerry. brown lost hre-election bid to elizabeth warren in november. for more on the response to the milestone week to the dow, let's go to kristen welker at the white house for us. good saturday morning to you. what is the take on the latest economic news, after the rocky start with the negative gdp number? >> good morning, alex. a real mixed bag
have expert insight into the unfolding drama. >>> and president obama lays out his vision for the nation in the state of the union address. his big schal length? getting congress to act on gun violence. >> the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> also this morning, the two gop responses. we'll dig into those as well. >> also new this morning, pope benedict xvi speaks out for the first time since his shocking resignation. what he told followers as they celebrate ash wednesday. >>> plus, 4,000 people on that stranded cruise ship slowly being pulled to shore at this very minute and it is frankly gross out there. we have the latest. >> wednesday, february 13th. a special edition of "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. you're watching "starting point." comi coming to you from the nation's capit capital. we have complete coverage from the president's state of the union address. first, the manhunt for an accused killer, christopher dorner. charred remains have been inside in that burned out cabin. with a suspect belie
democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara mergener reports, the president is asking for the public's help to get congress to take action. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road. sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department, pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he's also trying to reach minnesota gun owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who's listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to be the first of several trips the president makes to put his plan outside washington. proposals for a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines are already meeting a lot of resistance
: hey, john kasick just undouched himself. he is going to accept the obama medicare medicaid expansion. >> amazing. i love when governors and lawmakers do things that actually benefit the citizens of they state. >> stephanie: right. the only reason not to do it jacki is you are a douche. >> pretty much. and you want to be like rick scott. >> stephanie: it's a technical term, douche. here she is jacki schechner health care geek of the current news center. >> good morning, everybody, president obama is showing his administration can multi-task. he is tolding two separate meetings at the white house. this morning with labor leaders and this afternoon with business leaders. the idea is to try to find some consensus when it comes to immigration reform and this coming while the president continues to push for new gun legislation. the state department could transfer $1.1 billion in surplus funds no longer used in iraq to beef up securities at u.s. embassies abroad. state has asked for $2.4 billion for immediate needs. iranian president is in egypt today becoming the first
insight on this. >> thank you. >>> we're in washington for the state of the union address and mr. obama sure sounded like a candidate last night and this morning president obama hits the road for the first of a campaign style trip to drum up support. 53% of americans had a positive reaction to the speech. 21% sbomewhat, 22% negative. >> reporter: president obama said last night deficit reduction is lone is not an economic plan. and you are right, certainly echoes of the campaign. he talked about everyone deserving a fair shot and investing in the middle class. talked a lot about that with investments in education, clean energy, and an increase in the m minimum wage. >> we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger. >> reporter: in the first state of the union address of his second term, president oobama ae of new proposals, taking on everything from universal preschool education to preparing the aging infrastructure to addressing the threat of climate change. he urged congress to put partisan issues aside and stay focused on jump starting the lethargic econo
on air travel across the country. the obama administration is warning that the sequester could be devastating. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago, san francisco and others could experience delays up to 90 minutes during peak hours. >> reporter: a high stake degrees bait with $85 billion of cuts on the line. >> i think it is posturing on both sides. >> reporter: transportation officials are saying that it could stop air-traffic controllers. in maryland the towers at five regional and national airports could close. >> these controllers provide an important function in the congested and busy airspace. >> is also possibility that tsa screeners could be furloughed. if it happens there could be lengthy delays at security checkpoints. passengers here at bwi is saying any delays greater than what they experience would be a big headache. >> someone who travels for business it is a concern. i'm in the airport two to three time as week. the last thing i need is to spread extra time. >> now if the spending cuts do go into affect. the f
, they are ethical and they are wise. >> bill: liberal americans torn over president obama using drones to kill terrorists. bob beckel will give us his opinion on that. also tonight, dennis miller on north korea threatening the u.s.a., kind of. and juliet huddy on a kid who may want to be president. >> this is your time. this is my time. it's our time. >> bill: caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the lack of respect epidemic in america. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. 18-year-old pin nuclear weaponly soto arrested in miami on sunday for possession of narcotics. caught with 26 xanax bars. a fairly large amount of that drug. she has been charged with a felony. on tuesday, she appeared before judge jorge rodriguez for a bond hearing. apparently the judge did not like her flynn pant attitude in the courtroom. he raised her bond from 5,000 to $10,000. ms. soto then began acting out. [bleep] >> come back again. come back again. bring her back again. >> what's up? >> i beli
be a threat? also in a few minutes u.s. senate expected to vote on chuck hagel president obama's controversial nominee for defense secretary. we'll bring to it live. more on what's going on in egypt right now. a holt air balloon carrying lots of tourists explodes and plummets to the ground. we're finding out how this could happen. we're going live to egypt. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the huge winter storm, the national weather service is now calling historic. cities like amarillo, texas, wichita, kansas have broken snowfall records. 45 million in 21 states are being affected one way or another. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths. look at this. it's even dangerous after the storm blows away. in kansas city, the heavy wet snow is causing roofs to collapse. nobody was hurt in this building. but the snow is also bringing down tree limbs on to power lines. in kansas city thousands of people are reported without power. george, what's going on? >> reporter: this is par for the course here in the midwest. this is the second time in a week that this r
president obama will deliver the state of the union tomorrow, we will have full coverage of the president and the gop response. you can post your thoughts on our facebook page. on marker rubio giving the response for the republicans, here is the washington times below the fold this morning. here is a " -- that is "the washington times," on senator markhor rubio." let me show you two different takes on the economy here in the papers this morning. "u.s. a today," according to a survey -- two different perspectives on the economy this morning. we are talking about sequestration, march 1 is the deadline for congress and the president to come up with something to avoid sequestration. kevin, an independent scholar, what do you think? democrats want tax increases. caller: i think they should cut the medicaid and medicare. the president has to realize he had senior citizens with fixed income and they depend on medicare and medicaid to help with their medical bills. i agree with the caller from ohio. the economy is tough already. what happens if they did not come into the station on march 1. what
, and here are the results. the headline, "obama supported on guns, debt." when it comes to the federal deficit, 45% of americans support his approach to the deficit, 38% support republicans. when it comes to guns, it is 45% for president obama, 39% for congressional republicans. for climate change, 47% for the government, 26% for congressional republicans. inside "the washington times," "graham puts drone toll at 4700 kills worldwide." some -- "it was the first time any government official had referred to a death toll in the drone strikes as us officials have refused to discuss publicly details of the campaign against al qaeda terrorists in pakistan, yemen, and elsewhere through but senator lindsey graham, south carolina republican and a staunch supporter of the raids cited a number that exceeded estimates. we have killed 4700, mr. graham was quoted as saying by the easily patch. right below that in "the washington times," "ex-senator admits to siring love child in the 1970's. former senator pete domenici disclosed he fired me -- he fathered a super child with a 24-year-old daughter of
have a problem. >> reporter: staneck is president obama's ear, using white house meetings to push for more resources to identify and treat the mentally ill and keep dangerous people away from guns. the problem can be seen at jails across the country like this one, where an estimated 25% to 30% of inmates suffer from a mental illness. experts say not all those people belong here. those that do sometimes struggle to get the care they need. 8 of the 9 killers in mass shootings last year had histories of mental illness. few received care and none were blocked from legally purchasing a well because of gaps in the federal background system. >> when we run the background check for you to purchase or acquire a hand gun, if we say it's okay, nothing comes back, you should be good to go. the fact of the matter it's not. it's really become america's dirty little secret about these background checks. >> reporter: just 12 states actively submit mental health data to the federal data base. those that do only include court ordered records. on a visit to minnesota this week president obama said s
and now she has gotten herself arrested and she doesn't see this as the moment where is all going to obama. pcs i have been arrested. she calls home, meanwhile somebody on the bus goes to tell nixon and so nixon and her husband come down to bail her out a few hours later. they go back to parks's apartment and nixon is delighted because this is the cascade she has been looking for. raymond is worried for her safety but also that the community won't stay together and back her in the long run as had happened in the coleman case but after some discussion she decides to go forward, she calls fred gray to ask him, and new, young black lawyer in town that she has been mentoring, meeting with. she calls him that night and gray then calls joanne robinson who is head of the women's political counsel when the women's political counsel that decides to act and called for a one day boycott on the mundane when parks is to be arraigned in court. in the middle of the night robinson with two students sneaks into alabama state where she is a professor and runs off 30,000 leaflets. at 3:00 a.m. robinson calls
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
, almost daily see where they are taking flights which cost the taxpayers multimillion dollar. mrs. obama going overseas. they take all their friends, guests, and reporters with them. the biggest percentage of their flights are for political purposes. do you have any comment on this? guest: in the pentagon and dod as well as other federal agencies, they are curtailing travel for employees for state conferences and stuff along those lines. that stuff has already been frozen. sequestration, there are waivers that have been approved. there have been some major military trade shows in the last two weeks down south. it is yet to be seen whether those will continue if the cuts go into effect. host: senator john mccain was on the talk shows over the weekend. here is what he had to say. [video clip] >> we have already cut undersecretary gates. we are on track to cut another $487 billion out of defense. now you lay on top of that these enormous reductions as well. by the way, defense is 19% of the overall discretionary budget. defense is taking 50% of the cuts. if we do not believe our military le
minister shinzo abe met with president obama friday at the white house. after they met, the prime minister talked about their agreement to improve trade relations between the two countries as well as his economic plan for japan dubbed abenomics. the event took place at the center for international studies in washington d.c. he's introduced by the ceo, john hamre. [applause] >> thank you, everybody, for coming. i'm delighted to have you here. my name is john hamre. i'm the president of css. you know, i just have to share with you just this little story. you know, the more important you are in washington, the worse you're treated when you come to a building. you know, any one of you was invited to come in, there was six elevators, you could take any one you wanted. but if you're the prime minister of japan, you have to come on the trash elevator, you know? [laughter] and we make you come down to a reserved room which is junkie and, you know, we make you walk through kind of the catering kitchen. it's just terrible. but that's what it means when you're important, you know? it's called securit
and let his 5-year-old hostage free. >>> did chuck hagel blow it? president obama's pick for defense secretary roughed up by his former colleagues in the senate. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. friday, february 1st. 6:00 a.m. in the east. a first, an intense manhunt for up with or possibly two suspects after an assistant district attorney was gunned down outside a courthouse in texas. mark hasse, a prosecutor in kaufman county, about 30 miles outside of dallas, was killed after being shot several times as he got out of his car, right in front of the courthouse in the parking lot yesterday. authorities are pleading for leads right now. the fbi helping in the case as well. and his boss had a message for those responsible. >> i hope that the people that did this are watching. because we're very confident that worry going to find you, pull you out of whatever hole are you in, and bring you back and bring you back to kaufman county and prosecute you to the full extent of the law. >> drew griffin is live in kaufman. any leeds? >>
of authorities. >> jonathan karl in washington. thank you for that. >>> the obama administration's controversial drone program targeting american suspects could soon be regulated by a new court if some senators get their way. that possibility has been raised following testimony by john brennan, the president's nominee to head the cia. brennan defended the strikes, saying they're launched only as a last resort against suspects planning attacks against the united states. >>> we learned the u.s. was closer to intervening in syria's civil war than previously thought. outgoing secretary leon panetta has said that he and former secretary of state, hillary clinton, wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple dictator bashar al assad. but the white house said no, fearing the weapons could fall into the wrong hands. >>> in florida, a close call for a bartender there. a suv through a front window. quick reaction. jumping over the bar. maybe just saved his life. neither he nor the driver was seriously hurt. >>> finally, a guy that's literally living on the edge. look at this skateboarder. it's a viral video,
shows president obama has a majority of the country support. according to cnn 52 percent approve of how he is handling his job as president. 43 percent disapprove. the poll is an average of four national surveys of the president's approval rating conducted over the past eight days. >> president obama is welcoming japan's new prime minister to the white house. the two leaders are expected to meet later today in the oval office to reinforce their longstanding alliance a time of high tension stoked by japan tied up territorial dispute and a north korean nuclear tests. the new prime minister says he is in favor of stronger relations with washington something that is key to america's policy in asia. at other news the judge's sentence drew peterson to 30 years in prison for the murder of his third wife. the former chicago police officer gain national attention after his fourth wife bess and 2007. he was convicted of kathleen saoio's 2004 death. her body was found in the bathtub at home with a dash in her head. peterson is also a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife but hasn't been
obama at the white house. they came back and had a big screening for the u.s. senate, that was sort of unprecedented. >> reporter: and his pick for best picture is going to benefit from its historical setting and it political momentum among oscar voters. >> you have to go with argo. i can't think of a woman that's won golden globe, critic's choice, zag oig,s.a.g., behalaf on to lose best picture. it's a toss up for best director, but i can see it going to ann lee. >> reporter: con kif they split vote there, could be a surprise from the star of the french film am amore. >> could sneak in for a win. >> reporter: although best actor category seem like a lock. >> daniel day-lewis has been winning everything. plus he's playing abraham lincoln. >> reporter: so we will see who gets to become part of oscar's history on sunday night. a.j. hammer, cnn, hollywood. >> so you and i both saw argo. really liked it. >> zero dark 30 i saw, as well. having spent time in afghanistan and seeing what took place there, as well. again, no documentary. 2k07 don't think that's how it all happened. but reall
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